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Ste. Chapelle Winery of Idaho
When conversations start across the country about Idaho I am sure that the topic of Idaho Potatoes comes up at one time or another in those conversations. I'm sure this makes sense since so many commercials and articles have been written about that awesome crop that put Idaho on the national map.
Something else has been brewing in Idaho since immigrant wine-makers from France and Germany as far back as 1872 recognized that Idaho is a wonderful environment for wine grapes. Dry summer weather and fast draining volcanic ash soils at elevations up to 2,800 feet provide healthy growing conditions.
Most of the vineyards in Idaho are planted close to the Snake River that runs through southern Idaho. The flow of air over moving water draws off heat in the summer and spreads a moderating humidity in the winter.
Ste. Chapelle Winery of Caldwell Idaho discovered long ago what 15 other major wineries have since discovered over the past several years. Ste. Chapelle Winery was founded in 1976 and is named after the beautiful La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris which was built by King Louis IX as the court chapel during the 13th century.
Creating over 150,000 cases of wine per year, Ste. Chapelle Winery is the undisputed king ... more
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